Us star Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2, Bill Skarsgård (It), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) and David Rysdahl (The Revival) will star in sci-fi drama Nine Days for Mandalay Pictures, Nowhere, Juniper Productions, and Macro.
30WEST and CAA Media Finance represent worldwide rights to the project that marks the feature directorial debut of Edson Oda and was developed through the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Labs.
Production is scheduled to commence this summer on the story about a reclusive man in an unfamiliar place who interviews prospective candidates for the privilege of being born.
The producers are working in association with The Space Program, Mansa Productions, Oak Street Pictures, 30WEST, and Datari Turner Productions.
“I’m thrilled to be working with such an incredible cast and amazing team. So grateful for all the support I have received,” said Oda. “Nine Days is a very personal story to me, and I can’t imagine a better team to help me tell it.”
“This is one of the most beautiful and complex human stories we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of, so eloquently spanning across cultures and vantage points, yet set in a world that we’ve never experienced before,” said and Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall of Nowhere.
“Being able to partake in creating something so wholly original, and facilitating the realization of Edson’s singular vision with the help of this outrageously talented cast and crew, is truly exciting.”
Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, Kongsved and Tunstall of Nowhere, Matthew Lindner of Juniper Productions, and Datari Turner of Datari Turner Productions serve as producers.
A sprawling executive producer roster includes Charles D. King and Kim Roth of Macro, Gus Deardoff of The Space Program, Kellon Akeem and Dwight Howard of Mansa Productions, Renée Frigo and Beth Hubbard of Oak Street Pictures, Trevor Groth of 30WEST, Duke, Will Raynor of Mandalay Pictures, Michelle Craig and Piero Frescobaldi of Nowhere, Caroline Connor, Mark G. Mathis, Mark Stevens, and Larry Weinberg.